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08-08-2009 06:15 AM  8 years agoPost 1
aadams1278

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ok, time for a question a little out of the ordinary...

ever since i joined RR i've been wondering what "thunder tiger raptors 30-90 imperio" meant. there are several other brands listed that comprise multiple different sizes of heli or variations but none of those have "imperio".

i did an internet search for the definition and the only thing i could find was "empire". that doesn't quite explain it to me.

so, does anybody know WHY this forum is called Imperio?

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08-08-2009 08:45 AM  8 years agoPost 2
IYKIST

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When Thunder Tiger came into the helicopter scene they brought unto the market 3 helicopters ,the raptor 30, 60 and a highend helicopter the imperio 60 and then the 90.

Got these photos from a member of runryder (BuzzB)

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08-08-2009 05:43 PM  8 years agoPost 3
aadams1278

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makes sense, that's a nice looking fan shroud.

what ever happened to the imperio? just never caught on? or did it have problems?

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08-08-2009 09:51 PM  8 years agoPost 4
mylee

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I think the HUGE price tag was the problem. Please correct me if I'm wrong but I thought it was about £2000

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08-09-2009 03:16 AM  8 years agoPost 5
David Blain

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I never asked the question but now I have the answer...
Thanks aadams1278...

Though I knew that Raptor had a high end heli at one time, (before I purchased the first 30) I never knew it was called the "Imperio"...

David Blain
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08-09-2009 04:03 AM  8 years agoPost 6
aadams1278

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just tryin to help

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08-09-2009 05:31 AM  8 years agoPost 7
"Cam"

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I have never seen an Imperio!

It's got two servos in a similar place to my EMax!

And it has flapping blade grips!!!

I can just see a lever inside the frames that I'm guessing drives a pushrod inside the mast, driving the washout base for the collective.
I've seen a Kyosho (maybe) heli like that - there's a lot of "extra" parts in the Imperio!

DSX9
EMax V2
http://runryder.com/helicopter/gallery/37491/

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08-10-2009 01:48 AM  8 years agoPost 8
jschenck

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if you want to buy one this one may still be for sale. If I could have one hanger queen this'd be it, with a JR Sylphide (with a Super Gracee wrapped around it) as a second choice.

http://runryder.com/t273708p1

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